What would Netflix do to retain its users and attract new ones? Of course, of everything.

According to the Bloomberg site, the streaming video service is preparing to launch series and films in the coming months that will allow the public to determine the direction in which to conduct the story. After the first experiments on some programs for children like Puss in Boot: Trapped in an Epic Tale, a film in which it was possible to choose one's enemy or the path of the protagonist, and an entirely interactive show in work based on the Minecraft universe, even Black Mirror will play with this new narrative typology. The popular sci-fi TV series created by Charlie Brooker, always used to exploring the relationship between man and technology, will have an episode of season 5, scheduled for December, interactive. The details at the moment are scarce, but it seems that viewers will have a way to intervene on the show and thus influence the plot.

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Netflix is not the first channel to experiment with interactive storytelling, in fact, this year HBO has already done something similar with Mosaic. The thriller starring Sharon Stone, directed by Steven Soderbergh, was accompanied by an app with a series of different stories that viewers could customize. Is the future of TV series becoming more and more like a video game?

Netflix will make Black Mirror interactive?  Netflix experiments with interactive storytelling in an episode of season 5 of the sci-fi series | Image 0